Adam Stewart Honored for Setting an Example of Excellence in the Travel Industry
Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), parent company of the Caribbean’s leading luxury all-inclusive resort brands Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, accepted the 2021 “Pacesetter” Award on Friday, at the annual Young Leaders in Travel Council in Jamaica. Travel A.L.L.I.E.S Society, host of the event, presents this distinguished award each year to young trailblazers who prioritize integrity and dedication to the people they lead and serve, while guiding others to do the same.
On the island where he was raised, facing an audience of like-minded young leaders and passionate travel professionals, Stewart reflected on his own experience becoming a leader, as well as that of his late father, SRI founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart, who sparked and inspired greatness in the tourism sector throughout his lifetime. “Thank you for this opportunity to remember and share with you today whose shoulders I stood upon on my way to becoming and to consider the lessons in leadership my own journey has taught me and will continue to teach me,” said the Executive Chairman.
Before rising to current leadership, Stewart served as the Deputy Chairman for over a decade, contributing to the advancement of the Sandals Resorts International brand are endless. He oversaw a period of great expansion; including the now three Beaches resorts in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos, a fourth coming soon to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as fifteen Sandals Resorts in Antigua, Saint Lucia, The Bahamas, Barbados, and Grenada, with a sixteenth just announced to open in Curacao in April 2022. He alsoled the brand’s transition to its now Luxury Included® signature and introduced the region’s first over-the-water accommodations. Stewart additionally serves as the President of the company’s philanthropic arm, The Sandals Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting schools, hospitals and families in need, fulfilling the promise of giving back to the Caribbean community.
About Sandals Resorts International
Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is the parent company of some of travel’s most visible brands including Sandals® Resorts, Beaches® Resorts, Grand Pineapple Beach Resort, Fowl Cay Resort and Your Jamaican Villas. Founded in 1981, by the late Gordon “Butch” Stewart, SRI is based in Montego Bay, Jamaica and is responsible for resort development, service standards, skills training and day-to-day operations. For more information, visit Sandals Resorts International.
About the Sandals Foundation
The Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the Caribbean’s leading family-owned resort company. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was created to continue and expand upon the charitable work that Sandals Resorts International has undertaken since its founding in 1981 to play a meaningful role in the lives of the communities where SRI operates throughout the Caribbean. The Sandals Foundation funds projects in three core areas: education, community and the environment. One hundred per cent of the monies contributed by the general public to the Sandals Foundation go directly to programs benefiting the Caribbean community. To learn more about the Sandals Foundation, visit online at sandalsfoundation.org .
About the Travel A.L.L.I.E.S Society
The Travel A.L.L.I.E.S Society, is a select group of individuals that lead travel agencies, coming together with the mission of supporting other leaders in the industry. They are committed to operating businesses with integrity and treating their vendors and business associates with respect. The society aims to support one another with unique partnerships as they elevate leadership and evolve the travel industry together. A.L.L.I.E.S. members prioritize learning, collaborating and sharing best practices.
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